Sky’s commercial fleet upgraded with plug-in hybrid electric vans

The new vehicles will be used by the broadcaster’s engineers and are claimed to offer a 60% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions

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Sky’s commercial fleet has received a green boost with the arrival of 151 Ford plug-in hybrid electric vans (PHEVs).

The new vehicles will be used by the broadcaster’s engineers across the UK and are claimed to offer a 60% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.

The move is part of Sky’s commitment to transition its fleet to zero emissions by 2030.

Jeremy Darroch, Group Chief Executive of Sky, said“This is an exciting move towards our Sky Zero commitment to be net zero carbon by 2030. The arrival of these Ford Transit Plug-In Hybrid Vans means we are cutting emissions today while working towards finding 100% electric solutions for tomorrow.”

Neil Wilson, Ford fleet Director, commented: “Our new plug-in Ford Transit works for businesses driving in towns because its development included input and learnings from city-based fleets including Sky.

“They had one of the 20 prototypes Ford loaned 17 London fleets in total, to understand real-world usage by collecting data on the test vans’ performance. ”